Quality of life in Minnesota is intrinsically tied to the health of its inhabitants. Healthy people are better able to secure higher levels of education and work. Businesses retain a vital and productive workforce, which attracts new economic growth. Health care costs, and their burden to society, are reduced. We track data about obesity, diabetes, mental health admissions, and health care coverage to better understand how Minnesota is doing to ensure the physical and mental health of its citizens.
9% of Minnesotans have been diagnosed with diabetes
of Minnesotans younger than 65 lack health care coverage
The number and share of Minnesota residents without insurance has fallen dramatically since 2013, but the downward trend has stagnated in recent years.